Introducing Samye Institute's Vajrayana Membership



FOMO Got You Down? Try Sympathetic Joy

FOMO, or “fear of missing out,”  afflicts many of us more dramatically in our hyper-connected world than it did in the past. Thanks to constant

Meditating without judgment

Meditating Without Judgment

Meditating without judgment means that we stop the inner, “How am I doing?” commentary. Don’t we do this in most of our activities?

The Importance of Failure

Dear Friends Near and Far,

Hello. Happy Guru Rinpoche Day again.

Today I want to share with you the sixth of the Twelve Manifestations of Guru Padmasambhava.

Rhythm of Happiness General Talk (Part 3)

In this third part of the “Rhythm of Happiness” talk, Phakchok Rinpoche suggests additional mental training to support positive feelings toward others.

Reflect Without Judgment and Expectation

Reflect without judgment and expectation when you meditate. It is important and healthy not to judge yourself and not to compare yourself with others.


Have Patience with the Teachings!

Have patience with the teachings and with yourself. Phakchok Rinpoche gives advice that the proper attitude for receiving teachings is with an open mind.

Reducing ego

Reducing Ego: A Practical Method

We hear a lot about reducing ego in Buddhist teachings.  But we often don’t know how to go about this. Here Rinpoche gives practical advice on how to go reducing ego.  We can work on reducing ego directly or indirectly.

Judgment is Not Dharma

Judgment is a tricky thing for us to acknowledge. In November 2015, Phakchok Rinpoche taught at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery. A major point of his teaching was on how we need to understand our minds…

Contentment and the Mind

A key teaching of Buddhism is contentment. To understand what this means, we need to see our own experience. Contentment is a state…


Tolerance and Mind Training

Dharma practice means training our minds. What kind of mind training do we need as dharma practitioners? Tolerance training!